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Jethro Tull


Prog Folk

4.63 | 3047 ratings

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5 stars "I really don't mind if you sit this one out"

With each and every new album from 1968's This Was to 1972's Thick As A Brick, Jethro Tull moved forward. Even the rate was constantly increasing and with the previous Aqualung they had made a very big leap forward already. But an even bigger leap was made here with this brilliant album. As most people who visit this site already know, Thick As A Brick is one of the most popular and well-respected progressive Rock albums of all time and deservedly so. This album really belongs up there with Yes' Close To The Edge and Genesis' Selling England By The Pound.

The whole album consists of only one long song divided up into two parts. The ability to keep a song as long as that interesting throughout its running time is really impressive, even if I would say that it tends to drag slightly towards the end of the first part. I can't help to wonder what this song would have been like if the CD was invented back then. I mean if they would not have been forced to divide it up into two parts, but could present it as one long piece. Then, I guess, it could have been one or two minutes shorter. Still, this album is an absolute masterpiece of progressive music.

A true must-have!

SouthSideoftheSky | 5/5 |


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